Past Event

Reading & Discussion with Tsering Yangzom Lama

October 12, 2022
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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Online via Zoom / International Affairs Building, Room 918 (Limited)

Tsering Yangzom Lama (MFA, Columbia University) will discuss and read excerpts from her widely acclaimed debut novel We Measure the Earth with Our Bodies (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2022). Her haunting but lyrical work recounts a Tibetan family’s fifty-year journey through exile and their struggles to forge new lives of dignity, love, and hope. Breathtaking in scope and powerfully intimate, We Measure the Earth with Our Bodies is a meditation on colonization, displacement, and the lengths we’ll go to remain connected to our families and ancestral lands.

Recognition for We Measure the Earth with Our Bodies:
The Giller Prize Longlist
Center for Fiction First Novel Prize Longlist
Toronto Book Award Longlist
Washington Post 
10 Noteworthy Books for May, 2022
Booklist Top 10 Historical Fiction Debuts, 2022
New York Times Book Review Summer Reads Pick
Poets & Writers First Fiction 2022
The Millions Most Anticipated Books of 2022
Ms. Magazine Most Anticipated Reads for the Rest of Us 2022
Bustle The Most Anticipated Books of May, 2022
Publishers Weekly Writers to Watch

Moderator: Dr. Lauran Hartley, director of the Modern Tibetan Studies Program at Columbia University and co-editor of the book Modern Tibetan Literature and Social Change.

This event will not be recorded.  There is limited space for in-person attendance open to CUID cardholders only.  To RSVP for in-person attendance, click here.

Contact Information

Lauran Hartley